Show #5274 - Thursday, July 12, 2007

Contestants

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Nancy Kimmel, a student originally from Sayreville, New Jersey

Robyn Shepherd, a media specialist originally from Richboro, Pennsylvania

Zach Baker, a computer programmer from Downey, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $26,401)

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Jeopardy! Round

FIRST THINGS FIRST
MOTHER GOOSE
YUM... CANDY!
THE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE
SCIENCE
INSIDE ALEX TREBEK
(Alex: And finally... this is not a medical category... each correct response will be a word that can be formed from the letters in my first and last name.)
    $200 13
It took 6 tries, but in 2002 Steve Fossett became the first man to fly solo around the world in one of these
    $200 2
Some believe these 2 water fetchers represented Cardinal Wolsey & the Bishop of Tarbes
    $200 1
Some of this company's fine chocolates are embossed with its naked lady on a horse logo
    $200 26
Robin Marantz Henig's recent masterful essay on evolutionary biology was titled this 19th century scientist's "God"
    $200 7
( Kelly of the Clue Crew delivers the clue from a science lab. ) The heat from the lamp causes the snake to dance, as hot air is less this five-letter term than cold air and therefore rises and spins the snake
    $200 21
To loosen, as a grip, or just to take it easy
    $400 14
In 1935 drivers in Oklahoma City became the first to "feed" these; a nickel in the slot
    $400 3
This month "brings breezes, loud and shrill"
    $400 9
Chick-O-Sticks aren't chicken-flavored; they're made from peanut butter & this tropical treat
    $400 27
Feb. 2007's "From 0 to 60 to World Domination" explored this Japanese auto company's rise to prominence
    $400 8
In the nervous system, calcium ions crossing the gap between these cause a release of acetylcholine
    $400 22
An 1852 Dickensian title "house"
    $600 15
Produced by the Bureau of Engraving & Printing, the first ones of these in rolls were issued in 1908
    $600 4
This nursery rhyme heroine may have been a veiled reference to Mary, Queen of Scots & the "spider", to John Knox
    $600 10
In 1997 this candy introduced a female character who's green; she called her autobiography "I Melt For No One"
    $600 28
In March 2007's "Choosing a Sect", Noah Feldman studied the USA's feelings with these 2 main Iraqi Muslim sects
    $600 18
( Kelly delivers the clue from the lab. ) Normally, an ice cube floats; this one, however, sinks right to the bottom because it's made of heavy water, or D2O; the D standing for this isotope
    $600 23
This can be a large drinking vessel or a small lipped one used for science experiments
    DD: $2,000 16
Still in operation, the world's first pay-one-price theme park opened in this U.S. state in 1961
    $800 5
She was commanded to "put the kettle on, and we'll have tea"
    $800 11
The candy once marketed as "Mrs. Stover's Bungalow Candies" is sold under this brand name today
    $800 29
Dec. 2006's "The Lives They Lived" covered the 2006 passings of such notables as this founder & namer of Pink Floyd
    $800 19
As opposed to what arthropods have, vertebrates have this internal framework
    $800 24
Thai kings considered this a "royal tree" under strict protection
    $1000 17
In 1967 Carl Stokes defeated Seth Taft to become the first black mayor of a major U.S. city, this one
    $1000 6
Various verses in this nursery rhyme had the dog "smoking a pipe", standing "on his head" & "dancing a jig"
    $1000 12
It was the last name of the brothers who perfected their now-famous English toffee bar back in 1928
    $1000 30
A new one of these "super" nuclear physics accelerators was the subject of Jim Holt's "Where Protons Will Play"
    $1000 20
( Jimmy of the Clue Crew delivers the clue. ) Though the top book appears to be suspended in air, more than half the weight of the stack rests on the table - the principle is used to build this type of bridge
    $1000 25
In the 1820s this British university's campus was a farm that served Devonshire cream to strollers

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 15):

Zach Robyn Nancy
$3,800 $2,800 $200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Zach Robyn Nancy
$3,600 $4,400 $0

Double Jeopardy! Round

AMERICAN POETS & POETRY
THE FABULOUS FIFTIES
HETERONYMS
(Alex: Words that are spelled the same but pronounced differently like lead and lead.)
24
TIME TO SAVE
THE WORLD
    $400 21
This subject of a Longfellow poem watched with eager search the belfry-tower of the Old North Church"
    $400 6
When the Monorail opened at Disneyland in 1959, it was dedicated by this man who was then the U.S. vice president
    $400 1
To shine something, or an adjective meaning something from Warsaw
    $400 11
In a classic nursery rhyme, there are 24 of these baked in a pie
    $400 16
According to the proverb, it's what a "stitch in time" does
    $400 26
It's home to close than 110 million people
    $800 22
This beat poet's father, Louis, was a teacher & a poet in his own right
    $800 7
Pat Carroll, Carl Reiner & Nanette Fabray all won Emmys in 1957 for their work on this comic's "Hour"
    $800 2
To direct an orchestra, or someone's behavior
    $800 12
In 1924 this Russian leader died, & Stalin began purging rivals to take over the top spot
    $800 17
You might clip these, from the Old French for "piece cut off", for discounts at the grocery store
    $800 27
The Socialist republic highlighted here, it was much in U.S. news four decades ago
    $1200 23
A literary scholar who visited her in Amherst in 1870 described her as plain & having a soft, frightened, childlike voice
    $1200 8
On his 1958 Christmas card, Elvis wore his Army uniform; this man, his manager, was dressed up like Santa
    $1200 3
Tiny, or 60 second collectively
    $1200 13
Discovered in 1908 & named for the mother of the Minotaur, Pasiphae is the 24th moon of this planet
    $1200 18
An incentive to save aluminum cans for recycling; the return of this money paid as security
    $1200 28
A colony of Genoa in the 13th century, it's the tiny country indicated here
    $1600 24
In 1922 this poet & Lincoln biographer wrote "Rootabaga Stories" to entertain his 3 daughters
    $1600 9
This beauty is seen here, reigning as Miss America 1955, long before she co-starred on "Barnaby Jones"
    $1600 4
A seamstress, or an underground channel for wastewater
    $1600 14
The 24th amendmant to the U.S. constitution abolished this tax, by name, as a requirement for voting
    DD: $3,000 19
Your nest egg might be this type of individual retirement account named for a Delaware senator
    $1600 29
Elevations in this kingdom often reach above 20,000 feet
    $2000 25
Archibald MacLeish's "Ars Poetica" contains the line "A poem should not mean/ but" this
    $2000 10
"Fate"fully, Alexander Borodin won a 1954 Tony as composer of this musical-- even though he'd died in 1887!
    DD: $2,000 5
An exterior door, or to magically captivate someone
    $2000 15
Because of this 3-word optical phenomenon, still images projected at 24 frames per second seem to be moving pictures
    $2000 20
The logo of this website that allows parents to save for their kids' college educations is seen here
    $2000 30
Hurricanes are a weather phenomenon not to be ignored in this country

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Zach Robyn Nancy
$18,200 $9,200 $8,800

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

NOVELISTS
His later works include 1949's "The God-Seeker", about a missionary in his own native Minnesota

Final scores:

Zach Robyn Nancy
$17,999 $0 $8,600
2-day champion: $44,400 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Zach Robyn Nancy
$18,800 $9,200 $8,800
24 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
(including 1 DD)
14 R,
2 W
15 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W

Combined Coryat: $36,800

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